LG Q6 Review
- Immersive, bezel-less screen
- Very good build quality
- Competent rear camera
- Dedicated microSD slot
- No fingerprint scanner
- Face recognition is useless
- Mediocre front camera
- Legacy USB connector
- Unsafe face-recognition
- Long charging time
LG Q6 Review – Reach everything, with just one hand.
LG Q6 is a small bezel phone with a 18:9 Wide screen, fitting comfortably in one hand. Sleek and durable, designed to better endure impact from any direction. With latest 3D face recognition technology that unlocks your phone more quickly and conveniently than ever before, without typing, drawing, swiping, or fingerprinting.
Reach everything, with just one hand. The slimmer 69.3mm width makes the LG Q6 totally comfortable to touch, use, and hold. The flat display surface and optimized bezel reduce annoying accidental touches, frequent with curved displays.
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|Dimensions||142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1 mm (5.61 x 2.73 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||149 g (5.26 oz)|
|Display||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|5.5 inches (~78.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|1080 x 2160 pixels (~442 ppi pixel density)|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|OS||Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal Memory||64 GB, 4 GB RAM - Q6+|
|32 GB, 3 GB RAM - Q6|
|16 GB, 2 GB RAM - Q6α|
|Primary Camera||13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash|
|1/3" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery|
At the end of the day, the LG Q6 is a unique phone: it’s the only affordable phone with a bezel-less screen. That is a game-changer and it’s an important feature, but it’s not the only feature that matters.
The LG Q6 feels a bit underpowered, its plastic back scratches extremely easily, its display is oversharpened and it’s noticeable, and its camera is nothing more than average and does not record 4K video.
Worst of all, the lack of a fingerprint scanner and the poorly performing face recognition are very annoying for a modern, 2017 phone.
At its price of €200 in India and at the lower prices in the UK and Australia, we can easily overlook the phone’s flaws (well, it’s hard to forgive the lack of a fingerprint scanner…) and blame it all on the cost, but at the €350 full retail price in Europe, there are far better options out there.
The 18:9 screen aspect ratio is sure to become popular in the smartphone world, and the LG Q6 looks futuristic despite its value pricing, which could be a major selling point. Even a few of years down the line, the Q6 should still look modern. It isn’t the most powerful smartphone in its class so if brute force is what you’re looking for, then you’d be better served by the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Review), Honor 6X (Review) or even the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (Review).
The Q6 stands out because of its design and display, and we also like the level of customisation offered by its custom Android UI. Apart from these things, there’s little else to get excited about. Its budget-level processor limits performance in demanding games and apps. The rear camera is decent but the front camera could have been better. Battery life isn’t too impressive either. Finally, the missing fingerprint sensor is sure to be an inconvenience.
We would say that the LG Q6 is a good buy if you prioritise looks above all else and like having something to show off.
LG trimmed the performance of the Q6 a little too much and the price tag a little too little. The LG Q6´s price tag competes with devices that have more performance and more battery life – two important factors to a potential customer. There are other areas, too, where the LG Q6 just can´t keep up: the speakers are below average, the Wi-Fi module is rather slow, and the equipment is just okay.
Then again, LG does implement some nice features: the very rigid and unique case with its unusual body ratio and small side bezels do make for a very attractive device. The OS is up-to-date and LG promises fast updates in the future. Call quality is okay, the main camera captures good images, and the case warms up only slightly under load.
We advise potential customers to wait a little for the purchase until LG adjusted the pricing for the Q6 to a more adequate number. There a many better devices in its current price segment of around $400. If you fancy the slim design and are fine with the lower performance you will be getting a solid companion for your daily life.
With the Q6, LG has successfully brought their FullVision display technology to a very accessible price point. The display’s 18:9 aspect ratio along with the phone’s minimal bezels truly make the Q6 stand out from its competitors. The phone’s compact size (despite its 5.5-inch display) and great software are also good reasons to buy this phone.
We cannot recommend the LG Q6, however. The lack of a fingerprint reader, unimpressive cameras, and other minor issues just make it tough to justify over competing options. Unless you really want a near bezel-less display for a cheap price, you will probably be happier with something else.
The LG Q6 is for people who want a midrange phone that people will mistake for a flagship. From every angle, it closely resembles the company’s high-end LG G6. But make no mistake: this phone’s innards, which compete with the likes of the Moto G5, aren’t going to knock your socks off.
Two features really stick out as valid reasons to buy the Q6: its taller aspect ratio screen and the cameras. LG’s user interface scales well with most apps and lends itself to being an awesome screen to watch movies on. Its cameras, while sometimes tough to capture a great moment with, are capable of some surprisingly high-quality results.
If the features above play a large role in your daily life as a phone user, there’s a lot to enjoy with the Q6. However, if you’re stepping down from a flagship in hopes that you can get the same kicks with a cheaper device, this device will miss the target for you.